The Top Hotel Openings In 2022

We have our fingers tightly crossed for a bit more travel this year – especially as there are plenty of hot new openings on the slate for 2022. Be it a new game reserve in South Africa or a new Gleneagles outpost, these are the ones to have on your radar.

25hours Hotel One Central, Dubai, UAE

This fun hotel has just opened next to Dubai World Trade Centre. The 434 rooms have boho chic interiors complete with rattan furniture, white linens and beautifully tiled bathrooms that nod to traditional Middle Eastern design. The largest and most impressive suite even has two bars and a DJ corner with a dance floor, while other rooms feature quirky elements like hammocks and Schindelhauer bicycles. There’s also an on-site spa with steam room, a library, a rooftop pool, and the ‘Analogue Circus’ – a music room with over 500 records and a Walkman station where you can play your favourite tunes.

Open now

Visit 25Hours-Hotels.com

Homestead, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Want to go on a South African safari this year? Homestead is the new eco lodge to know about. Set to open within the next few months, the lodge has 12 suites on Nambiti Private Game Reserve, which is four hours from Johannesburg. Here, guests can spot the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) while staying in total luxury. Suites are contemporary and modern, and there are six pool suites available for groups and families. With conservation and sustainability at the forefront, from wellness to food, Homestead hopes to offset its carbon footprint annually.

Opens early 2022

Visit HomesteadLodge.com

Hotel Amano Covent Garden, London, UK

The Berlin-based Amano group is coming to London – to Drury Lane this spring, to be precise. Aiming to bring some Berlin edginess to the capital, the hotel has 141 rooms, with dark, moody tones and unique design features. The newbie on London’s party scene also has a restaurant, basement bar, and rooftop bar and terrace where DJs will set the vibe at weekends.

Opens spring 2022

Visit AmanoGroup.de

Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, Raa Atoll, Maldives
Homestead, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, South Africa

The Maybourne Riviera, Côte d’Azur, France

The Maybourne Hotel Group – operator of Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley – will open its fifth hotel this summer. The Maybourne Riviera has been built on a rocky peninsula above the picturesque French town of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur. There are 69 bedrooms and suites with private terraces and sea views, as well as several restaurants led by a string of Michelin-starred chefs. Guests can explore the extensive grounds lined with citrus orchards and herb gardens, and relax in indoor and outdoor pools. They will also have exclusive access to the stylish nearby Maybourne Riviera Beach Club. 

Opens summer 2022

Visit MaybourneRiviera.com

Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, Raa Atoll, Maldives

This all-inclusive resort is set on a luscious two-acre private island in Raa Atoll, framed by a 250-acre lagoon – one of the largest in the Maldives. There are 80 minimalist modern villas, set either on the white-sand beach or directly on the water so you can swim up to your terrace. Opening in May, Emerald Faarufushi will have everything you need for an unforgettable trip, including a futuristic spa immersed in wild vegetation, a tennis and padel court, a state-of-the-art gym, an on-site diving centre, five restaurants and two bars.

Opens May 2022

Visit Emerald-Faarufushi.com

Cali, Mykonos, Greece

There’s no shortage of stylish hotels in Mykonos, but newcomer Cali comes with its own private beach in Kalafatis – ideal for holidays on the calmer side of the island. Relaxation is at the heart of the hotel, from the clean and crisp interiors to the state-of-the-art spa with its steam, ice and salt rooms. Each of the 40 villas will have private pools with sun loungers overlooking the sea, and a large patio where chefs can prepare and serve meals. Guests will also be able to enjoy Mediterranean dishes from the main restaurant, plus sushi from the Japanese bar.

Opens June 2022

Website launching soon

Cali, Mykonos
Cali, Mykonos

Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh, UK

Gleneagles Townhouse is a sister property to the famous Gleneagles Hotel. The opening date has been pushed back a few times, so we’re even more excited to visit when it does finally open its doors. With 33 stylish bedrooms, each nodding to the heritage of the building, the townhouse is a great option for a long weekend in Edinburgh. There’s an all-day restaurant, plus two bars, one of which has a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city. The hotel will also be home to a members’ club, with access to exclusive private spaces and an on-site gym.

Opens spring 2022

Visit GleneaglesTownhouse.com

The Madrid Edition, Spain

Edition Hotels is opening properties in Tampa, Rome and Madrid this year. We’re most excited about the latter, near Puerta de Sol in Spain’s capital. Within walking distance of Madrid’s ‘golden triangle’ of art – three of its most important museums – the hotel has 200 rooms and suites, some with terraces offering beautiful city views. There’s also a fitness centre and spa with an outdoor pool, five restaurants and cafés, a cocktail bar, and a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy cocktails after a day of sightseeing.

Opens spring 2022

Visit EditionHotels.com

The Standard, Ibiza, Spain

Regular SL readers will know we love the Standard in London, so we were pleased to hear the group is opening two more locations this year – Hua Hin in Thailand and Ibiza. On the main plaza in Ibiza’s Old Town, the latter promises a great location for a long weekend on the party island. A total of 67 rooms and suites will be open year-round, including a separate residence, Casa Privada, where large groups can make use of a private pool, gym, spa and bar. We’re already anticipating poolside parties around the main hotel’s rooftop swimming pool and cocktail bar.  

Opens April 2022

Visit StandardHotels.com

The Retreat At Elcot Park

The Retreat Elcot Park, Berkshire, UK

The Signet Collection is the group behind SL-favourite The Mitre Hampton Court. It’s opening The Retreat Elcot Park in west Berkshire this spring. In a Grade II-listed 18th-century building (once home to romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley), the hotel has 55 individually designed bedrooms, plus impressive grounds with views of the Wessex Downs. There will be two restaurants (an all-day brasserie and a pan-Asian restaurant), as well as a whisky tasting room, tennis courts, and an outdoor infinity pool, complete with a Whispering Angel bar. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a spa, and a courtyard housing a bakery, coffee shop, hair salon and wine store. Easily reached from London via a 45-minute train journey, we’ve already bookmarked it for a staycation later this year.

Opens spring 2022

Visit ElcotPark.com

Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Regent Hotels is opening its first luxury resort in Vietnam. It’s set on Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island – commonly referred to by those who’ve been as a ‘secret paradise’. The island is a Unesco World Biosphere reserve and nearly half of it is a beautiful national park where visitors can discover exotic flora and fauna. The hotel itself has 176 suites and 126 villas designed to blend into the surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows and earthy décor throughout, as well as six restaurants, a cocktail bar and spa.

Opens spring 2022

Visit IHG.com

Aman, New York City, US

NYC’s Crown Building – formerly home to the Museum of Modern Art – has undergone a huge transformation to become the latest Aman hotel. Blending modern design with the building’s striking original features, Aman New York consists of 83 hotel rooms, as well as restaurants, a garden terrace and bar, a private members club, three-floor spa, jazz club and wine room. We love the look of the al fresco pool, which offers excellent views over the city.

Opens early 2022

Visit Aman.com

 

Hotel La Palma, Capri
Aman, New York City

Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy 

Capri’s first hotel has been transformed by Oetker Collection into Hotel La Palma. Designer Francis Sultana is responsible for the elegant décor, including the glamorous swimming pool. The 50-room La Palma also has a rooftop restaurant and bar, a spa, several high-end fashion boutiques and its own beach club, which will host day-to-night parties for hotel guests and visitors. Capri’s southern coast is only a short drive away, too.

Opens Summer 2022

Visit OetkerCollection.com

Rosewood Vienna, Austria

Rosewood Hotels opens its fifth European property this summer. This one is right on Vienna’s historic Petersplatz square. In a beautiful 18th-century building, the property has 99 spacious rooms and suites, a Sense spa, a rooftop bar with city views, and a terrace garden where a European menu is served. With views of the baroque St. Peter’s Church, the main sites and shopping areas are only a short walk away.

Opens summer 2022

Visit RosewoodHotels.com

Art’otel Battersea Power Station, London, UK 

Battersea Power Station has undergone one of London’s most ambitious renovations in recent years. The newest addition to the ongoing development is Art’otel, an ultra-luxury hotel with 160 rooms, skyline floors, a rooftop pool and a bar overlooking the power station’s chimney. There’s also a restaurant and bar for hotel guests and diners. We’re expecting big things.

Opens summer 2022

Visit ArtotelLondonBattersea.com

Sommerro, Oslo
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Sommerro, Oslo
LARS PETTER PETTERSEN

Sommerro, Oslo, Norway

In Oslo’s West End, Sommerro is set to be the Norwegian city’s first art-deco hotel. Housed in a former 1930s building, there are 230 rooms, including 56 residences in an adjacent building for guests who want to stay in luxury apartments. Rooms are richly decorated with plush furniture, four-poster beds and marble en-suites with rainfall showers or free-standing baths. The hotel also has two restaurants – serving traditional Nordic cuisine and Japanese-inspired food – as well as a café, wellness area and the city’s first rooftop pool.

Opens September 2022

Visit PreferredHotels.com

Nobu Hotel Marrakech, Morocco

The exact location of Nobu Hotel Marrakech is yet to be revealed, but we know it’ll be in a central location close to the city’s buzzing cultural scene. There are 71 bedrooms and suites, several restaurants and bars, plus a luxury spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. In terms of décor, expect modern interiors with traditional Moroccan touches throughout, like vibrant tiles and grand archways.

Opens autumn 2022

Visit NobuHotels.com

Como Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France

Visit the prestigious wine region of Burgundy to stay at the beautiful Como Le Montrachet from this autumn. With access to some of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte-d'Or, the hotel has been designed by Paola Navone. Spread across four buildings, suites and rooms have rustic style that pays homage to the historic region – think rattan furniture and farmhouse interiors. Guests can book special wine experiences and dine in the hotel restaurants to sample traditional French food.

Opens autumn 2022

Visit ComoHotels.com

The Hoxton, Brussels
Raffles London at The OWO, London
Como Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France

The Hoxton, Brussels, Belgium

The Hoxton is opening four new hotels in 2022: Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin and Shepherd’s Bush in London. Set to launch towards the end of the year, the Brussels property is set in a historic building with nearly 200 70s-inspired rooms. In classic Hoxton style, bedrooms come with lots of art deco accessories and a mixture of contemporary and vintage furniture. There will also be a bar and restaurant, a rooftop bar and a spacious co-working space to take advantage of. 

Opens autumn/winter 2022

Visit TheHoxton.com

Raffles London at The OWO, London, UK

Among the capital’s most exciting 2022 openings, the historic Grade II-listed Old War Office has been transformed by Raffles London. The OWO will house 11 restaurants and bars, each with a different vibe – imagine post-work cocktails, Saturday night dinners and causal drinks with the girls. The 120 rooms have been designed by renowned French architect Thierry Despont, while interior design studio 1508 London is in charge of the on-site residences. An extensive wellness space will also house a modern spa, indoor pool and fitness area, while the rooftop bar promises panoramic views across Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.

Opens late 2022

Visit TheOWO.London

Broadwick Soho, London, UK

London's first Martin Brudnizki-designed hotel is set to open in Soho at the end of the year. The renowned interior designer, who has transformed spaces like Annabel’s, Aquavit and Daphne’s in London, has created an opulent Soho townhouse with 57 rooms. Details are strictly under wraps, but we know the hotel will have a Sicilian-inspired restaurant and terrace, rooftop lounge, dining room and late-night bar.

Opens late 2022

Visit BroadwickSoho.com
 

 

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